Sydney Tramway Museum, Loftus

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The Sydney Tramway Museum began life in 1950. From 1957 the Museum operated from a large corrugated iron shed alongside what is now today the Parklink tramline, on the opposite side of the Princes Highway from the current site. In 1988, the Museum moved to its current premises next to Loftus railway station.

The museum has an extensive collection of trams from Sydney and cities in Australia and around the world.

There are two tram lines from the museum used to run tram rides for museum visitors. The first runs 1.5 km north almost to Sutherland railway station, paralleling Rawson Avenue in the way Sydney's tram system operated, the second utilises a former railway that once branched off Sydney Train's Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra (T4) railway line that 2 km into the Royal National Park that flanks Sydney's southern boundary.

The Sydney Tramway Museum is run entirely by volunteers and self funds its day to day activities, restorations and construction programs from gate takings and donations from the public.
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  • Get unlimited tram rides for a pretty cheap ticket. Great collection of trams, including a prison tram. Volunteer staff, and some not too talkatvie. Quite good though.  more »
  • A visit to the Sydney Tramway Museum is recommended to all as it shows how Sydneysiders used to move about town in years past. We had a delightful day not only enjoying riding the trams, but also insp...  more »
  • A fascinating place with very interesting ride-on exhibits and very knowledgeable and kind volunteers. I was there with three small kids (7, 4 & 2) who all had a great time. Loved the tram ride into t...  more »
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  • Great place to go on Sunday with the kids. Even for grownups a nice look back into history. All people working here are volunteers and all money goes to keeping up the museum. We very much enjoyed it.
  • Who doesn’t love a good place you can go and relax with ur stolen husband while his kids are at school? Love it! Keep up the good work
  • Wonderful volunteers, beautiful trams. Interesting, educational and fun day for the family. Highly recommended :)
  • This museum shows a side of Sydney that I may not even know. I didn't know Sydney has one of the largest tram networks in the world. This is in a beautiful part of Sydney surrounds where it's close to the national Park and looks very charming. I wish it is open more often because once the museum is open people seem excited to get close to living history. Enjoy your visit and hope you get a ride in these vintage trams.
  • Our whole family loved the day out. Friendly staff, we all loved the trains, friendly staff. Great day out.

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